If your local government is interested in referencing the BC Energy Step Code, you’ve come to the right place.

Local governments are asked to inform the Energy Step Code Council (via the Province) at two key points:

  1. Initial Notification: When a government begins consultation with stakeholders on its proposed approach
  2. Final Notification: When a government establishes or ratifies a bylaw, policy or program that references the BC Energy Step Code

Before completing the initial notification form, please review the provincial policy guide (PDF), the local government best practices guide (PDF, 6 MB), and the information below.

Initial Notification

To notify the Energy Step Code Council you have started to consult on the BC Energy Step Code:

  1. Complete the initial notification form (PDF)
  2. Send your form by email to the Building and Safety Standards Branch with the subject: (Name of your local government) Notice of Initial Consultation
  3. Receive an email from the Building and Safety Standards Branch within 10 days confirming receipt of your form

Final Notification

Local governments are asked to submit the final notification once they have established or ratified a bylaw, policy or program that references the BC Energy Step Code.

  1. Complete the final notification form (DOCX)
  2. Email your completed form to the Building and Safety Standards Branch with the subject: Final Notification on the BC Energy Step Code + Name of Jurisdiction
  3. Receive an email from the Building and Safety Standards Branch within 10 days confirming receipt of your form

For a full list of municipalities who are either consulting or have referenced the BC Energy Step Code, please visit the Implementation Updates page.

Notification Questions and Answers